Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Breaking Out of the Routine

Most of us have a set routine that we use to go about our workday. Routines help us remember important tasks or processes, and they keep our car keys from disappearing right when we’re ready to head out the front door.

Occasionally, something comes along that’s out of the ordinary and alters our routine. That’s what happened for letter carrier Elliot Washington of Greenville, SC, during his lunch break. Elliot was about to return from lunch when he heard a woman choking. Relying on the skills and training he gained from his time in the Navy, he performed the Heimlich Maneuver on her and saved her life.

Routines give us the chance to stay on track throughout the day, but sometimes a little deviation can help out in a big way. The next time something comes along to alter your routine, will you be ready?

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